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The Climbers – Theatre by the Lake
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The Climbers – Theatre by the Lake

The Climbers by Carmen Nasr was due to receive its world premiere in 2020 -and it has been well worth the wait to see this production which transports us between the UK and the Himalayan Mountain range below the summit of Everest, writes Karen Morley-Chesworth. During lockdown, Theatre by the Lake hosted a live online read-through of the first half of this play, with the actors in their bedrooms and living rooms across England. This left me desperate to know what happened next. Now, to see the staging of this play, the script is elevated to another level. Charlie and Yasim Harris are climbers. Yasmin has had a burning desire to climb Everest since a child. Together they have planned the trip of a lifetime, however, two go and only one returns. Charlie's mother, Celia Harris wants...
Inside – Orange Tree Theatre Live Stream
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Inside – Orange Tree Theatre Live Stream

In the first of two instalments of a series curated by OT Literary Associate Guy Jones, Inside looks at the lives of three women who feel that they have been forgotten by the world.  In a world premiere livestreamed from Orange Theatre Company’s auditorium, the three 30-minute plays are part of the Orange Tree Theatre’s digital project, OT On Screen. The first of the three plays is written by Deborah Bruce called Guidesky and I and we walk in the shoes of Diana (Samantha Spiro).  Diana is a mature single woman who is feeling the affects of the long lockdown, having recently lost her mother.  We find Diana leaving her flat to go and clear out her mother’s house, having also lost her job recently.  Her frustration is vented on Guidesky 125, who is the online customer ...